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cinematography

cinematography  

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The art and techniques of film photography (including lighting). The work of the cinematographer.
film audience

film audience  

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See also audiences.1. A group of viewers of a film: either in a cinema, or at home watching on DVD and other formats (though often used synonymously with film spectators).2. In film studies, a group ...
imaginary signifier

imaginary signifier  

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A term used by Metz to refer to the cinematic signifier—the medium of film. ‘What is characteristic of the cinema is not the imaginary that it may happen to represent, but the imaginary that it is ...
mass communication

mass communication  

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‘One-to-many’ messages technologically mediated through the mass media, making this a distinctively modern form of communication. As a form of long-distance communication it has particular ...
mass media

mass media  

The printed press, newspapers and magazines, radio, television, and Internet sites that purvey news, information, misinformation, and all shades of opinion. Mass media provide a platform for ...
television

television  

1. An electronic technology enabling the encoding and decoding of ‘moving images’ and synchronized sounds, together with their unidirectional, instantaneous, long-distance transmission and reception ...

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